In the maybe not too distant future, a new computer is going to be a necessity for me. I'm doing research, a lot of research, with the view to help me decide if I'm going to be buying the whole shebang or a laptop. At the moment, I'm leaning towards laptop. I'm also female with the genetic right to change my mind. Right now the only thing I've ruled out completely is a netbook, the screen is too small for my tired old eyes. I need a 15 inch at least.
If I were using my computer the way I used to, I'd invest in a desktop. Then again, maybe I wouldn't. Just occurred to me that I'd still be spending those minutes every week down on my hands and knees dusting the ball of tangled wires behind the desk. I do it all the time now and it still is hard to get back up on my feet afterward. You'd think that doing it would help maintain the ability to do it, wouldn't you? I seem to be at that age when despite ones best efforts, strength is not what it used to be. My doctor says I move faster at my age than all of the kids in her Family Practice Clinic do. The focus of that particular clinic is adolescent obesity. So, at nearly 63 I move faster than a bunch of obese kids do. Good topic for a future blog post.
When I think about the hours spent online daily while I grew fatter and older, I could kick myself in the ass. There I was talking to people I'd never met while growing older, fatter and causing myself all types of "sit on your ass for hours" health problems. Where are all you people who helped me waste my strength? Hopefully, you're reconnected to a walking around life that is beneficial to your health. Don't wait until you're 60 to try to get it back because it's not going to happen the way you want it to. I've managed to get some of my strength and flexibility back, but not nearly what I might have had if I hadn't sat down on April 26, 2006 and joined Blogstream. I miss many of you that I have lost touch with, but Facebook is out of the question with me. I have to take care of myself and that is leaving less time for online socializing.
Now it's 6 years later and with an acquired sense of balance so sadly lacking back then, I need to make a decision about what I want in a computer. I believe my needs would be served adequately by a laptop. I spend much of my time in face to face situations with clients, family and friends. I paint more now, which reminds me that I need to buy a frame for my last piece and I'm making time to read books. My online time has been reduced sometimes to minutes a day rather than hours since housework has become a priority for me. If I buy a laptop, I won't have to spend all that time dusting that ball of wires behind my desk. WINNING!